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Mechanical Pencils

A stick charred by fire could be the world's oldest writing instrument and was first used by early man to mark the surfaces of cave walls. Although charcoal pencils still exist in the art world today, over time a solid pigment core was developed by mixing graphite with a clay binder to produce what is known as the "lead". This is a bit of a misnomer as lead poisoning from pencils was not uncommon and real lead has not been used in writing instruments for a long time. Mechanical pencils developed in late 18th century had a refillable body with a lead-propelling mechanism and extendable core designed to eliminate the constant need for sharpening. Nowadays, Pilot Pen offers a broad range of designs such as retractable button pencils, twist mechanical pencils, mini pencils and "The Shaker" which can be shaken twice to release the exact amount of graphite needed. Thanks for visiting the Pilot Pen website. Please continue to browse and let us know how we can improve your online experience.

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